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Delta Air Lines looks to set itself apart

  • Delta Air Lines (DAL +2.6%) says it will spend $770M on a three-year project to upgrade the interior of 225 of its planes.
  • Passengers are likely to approve of the changes with every seat to have electrical power and overhead bins to be enlarged.
  • The carrier will add new seats to many of the planes.
  • What to watch: The relaxation of FAA rules on electronics devices will usher in a new era for the industry. Many industry watchers think passengers will pay a premium for upgraded planes with a high-tech edge.
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  • Deja Vu
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    passengers dont want electrical outlets. they want hiproom and legroom...and more bathrooms on those 15 hour flights...
    8 Jan, 11:32 AM Reply Like
  • skmelville
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    Amen, Amen, Amen
    8 Jan, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • Sarah0214
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    Buy a Business Class or Comfort seat.
    9 Jan, 01:13 AM Reply Like
  • Ford289HiPo
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    "The relaxation of FAA rules on electronics devices will usher in a new era for the industry. "

     

    What is worse than siting in an airplane for hours next to a screaming kid?

     

    Listening to some stranger discuss his bowel movements on his cellphone.
    8 Jan, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    Alas! the rest of the human race was not born a perfectly mannered adult like you....
    8 Jan, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • DaveReller
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    Two things:

     

    1. The aircraft receiving the upgraded interiors I believe are all domestic aircraft and not used on overseas routes.
    2. Delta has stated they will not allow in-flight cell phone calls, even if allowed by the FAA, unless there is a major customer desire for it. The relaxed FAA rules are only for electronic device usage and not for cell phone calling.
    8 Jan, 01:24 PM Reply Like
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